Resettlement of communities alongside upgraded and rehabilitated primary, secondary and tertiary roads has occurred throughout Mozambique. This has resulted in linear villages often with no focal point spread over long distances and, except at designated growth points, often lacking in basic utility services, especially water supply. Climate, relief, geology and soils often exacerbate the precarious water supply situation with regard to both surface and underground resources, which can result in low, unreliable and seasonal yields especially during the dry season. It is recognised that road works can be used to enhance community water supplies either by building structures that utilise the road to retain water or by utilising water that collects in borrow pits from which road making materials have been extracted. Consequently, the objective of the assignment is to undertake research by initially identifying and designing pilot projects whereby road works can be used to enhance community water supplies on a larger scale in Mozambique. This report is the Inception Report covering the activities carried out by the Consultant in the period 11th November to 10th December 2012.
Stange Consult. Use of road works to enhance community water supplies in Mozambique. Inception Report. (2012) 34 pp.